Summary: I bought this for my mom who isn't very good with PCs. I figured a quad core would be a good standard to begin with. It comes with all the normal connections one needs for today's use. I found the touch screen itself very useful to move around the PC while setting it up. 15.6" screen size is perfect for a laptop, any larger and the PC becomes less portable. It turns out she loves it because she doesn't need to use a mouse.
Summary: i really like this laptop the only drawback is it is lacking a disk drive. not the best battery life but good keyboard, durable, well made love the touchscreen and it runs programs flawlessly.
Summary: So far the computer is working great. Is a little heavy than I though. This computer is a gift (Wife) so I haven't got the time to actually tested very good so the rate can change at any moment. I got a code for Windows, is a 25$ for their apps store. The AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics is plenty for her. Pros: Windows load fast. We have to considered that is a new Windows with not that many programs installed. Further testing is needed.
Summary: I bought this for my parents and was initially apprehensive about the new windows 8 and touch screen but it was very easy to figure out and the touch screen was responsive. Do not have any battery or heating problems. AMD processor works great. I probably paid a little higher than usual .
Summary: Good model for everyday computing. Easily runs programs commonly used in our home. Touch screen is very handy to move through websites and programs. I recommend this to anyone looking for a laptop for the family.
Summary: I was really surprised by the quality of this laptop and all the added extras. It is very difficult to rate it after such a short space of time but so far I am pleased. The only reason I gave it a 4 is the touchpad and that is probably because I don't know how to adjust it. It is hypersensitive and just brushing my fingertips over the top sometimes takes me to another app. I like the keyboard. The keys are large enough to see and robust enough to hit and respond.
Excerpt: I will use this laptop when we travel. I updated it to 8.1 the first night and it installed without a problem. I have ordered 3 books about windows 8 and 8.1 so I will need to start learning soon. It will be fun. I also want to commend the staff at the Staples on Dale Mabry and Spruce for their fine service. I was given the wrong laptop at first. When I returned it there was not a problem one. They gave me the right computer and apologized for giving me the wrong one.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Efficient, Reliable, Windows 8o Is Doable